Click on the picture to see a larger view.The frame is holding a logo that I designed especially for this art retreat and another of the girls is having it printed on t-shirts for us to wear. The frame and the key are made using the technique I showed recently called Drunken Scotch. The frame is actually a shaker box too. (Notice the small punchart key. )
With the journal open you can see the coin envelopes as the pages. I left the back of each one undecorated because Elena has a "Pogo" camera that we can take photos of each other while we are there. This cool camera is like a Polaroid but the photos are only about 2" square.
This next page I glued a library sign in card to because I thought it would be cool for all the artists at the retreat to sign the journals.
This page is decorated with a piece of paper that has text on it sprayed with Tim Holtz's glimmer mist recipe over a stencil.
This page is decorated with a stamped compass image from Tattered Angels that I colored with markers. (The border punch along the ivory paper is by Martha Stewart.)
This page ended up being a happy accident. After spilling some Moon Shadow mist on this page in the wrong color I covered it up by painting walnut ink over the whole page then spattering on a metallic lime green. It actually made the embossed image stand out better.
These pages are all decorated with stamped and embossed images collaged together. The money was some smaller sized play money that looked like the real thing.
The background on this page is a stamped and embossed image using clear powder on an ivory paper. The I took some aqua and lime green metallic paint and rubbed it over the paper. The embossed areas don't stick to the paint so it appears ivory from the paper underneath.